Confirmation of pregnancy is one of the most delightful moments of your life. When you are planning to be pregnant, the first ever sign you mark is that the period stops. But there are certain pregnancy symptoms before missed period. You should be informed about such pregnancy symptoms to begin your pregnancy journey smoothly.
Early pregnancy symptoms
Every woman is unique and so is every pregnancy. But some common symptoms do occur. Some of the pregnancy symptoms before missed periods could be a sign of good news.
Pregnancy symptoms week 1
Once the conception has occurred the female body undergoes change and the symptoms reflect it. These early signs indicate pregnancy and if you are attentive and share it with your family members or doctor, a pregnancy test can be done immediately.
Pregnancy symptoms before missed period are as follows
Your breasts start feeling tender, sore, fuller and painful to the touch. This is because of the hormonal changes that begin to occur.
Change in areolas
Areola is the circles around your nipples. A pregnancy symptom before missed periods is the darkening and increase in diameter in the areolas. Also, the glands in the areolas become bumpy.
Fatigue is a common sign of early pregnancy. As the pregnancy hormones rise you get tired easily, feel sleepy and drowsy. Increased heart rate is also a symptom. During this period, you should rest properly and take enough sleep.
In common pregnancy term this symptom is called ‘Morning Sickness’. You might have a feeling of vomiting and get nauseous. Hating even the sight of some foods is common.
Progesterone is the pregnancy hormone which increases during this period. It slows down the digestive process thus increasing gas in your intestines. This leads to bloating.
Increase in urinary frequency
Frequent tendency to urinate is a pregnancy symptom before missed periods. The reason once conception occurs your kidneys suddenly become active to face the upcoming challenges of filtering extra waste from your body and growth in uterus lead to pushing of the bladder.
This is also called implantation bleeding. As the blastocyst or a group of cells that will eventually form the baby, gets implanted in uterine lining, slight spotting occurs. Sometimes, it is mistaken as period. Mild pain or cramping will also be felt.
Increase in body temperature
Rise in Basal Body Temperature is a frequently experienced pregnancy symptom before missed period. You feel might feel hot and tired like after exercise. Drinking more water may bring relief.
Mood changes are frequent during this time. Mood swings happen because of increased Estrogen and Progesterone levels. You get emotionally aroused very quickly. Easily getting angry, sad, anxious or depressed, feeling irritable or excessively happy are very common symptoms.
High blood pressure
First month of pregnancy is very important. It is the beginning of the first trimester. As you get used to the changing condition more symptoms begin to occur. Blood pressure rises. Blood vessels get dilated and dizziness is felt. The key is to do easy exercises, keep track of your blood pressure and make necessary diet changes.
Other common pregnancy symptoms before missed periods are
- Increased sense of smell and strong aversion of some foods
- Creamy cervical mucus increases post ovulation
- Lower back pain
- Heart burn due to stomach acid
When you start feeling one or more of these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately. Eat healthy diet throughout, rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. Eat plenty of green vegetables and fruits. With necessary care, medication and comfort, pregnancy symptoms before pregnancy can be handled well.
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